Today we had our first appointment with our CNIB Early Intervention Occupational Therapist. I LOVE her so much. She is so outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic and talkative. She just has this super positive outlook and I think she feels the same way about us. She scheduled an appointment with us next week even though she normally doesn't come every week just because (her words) she's really looking forward to working with us. She says because we're just so enthusiastic and pro-active she can't wait to get started with Skyler, especially since he is such a happy baby.
She spent an hour and half asking us all the intake questions that they have to ask everyone. And she said that if we hadn't gone down there that day she likely wouldn't have even found our referral because everything is such a mess down there right now. She gave us numerous ideas of how to help Skyler with his development and said she's a huge fan of baby signs even with blind kids and is very impressed that I've already started doing them with him. She signed us up for the CNIB library services and told us about this amazing music therapy program we can take him to even while he's a baby. We chatted for quite a bit, I'm quite happy about this program. She encouraged me to continue reading to him and doing everything we've been doing so far. She's going to come back on Tuesday and evaluate him again, I can't wait.
Right now Skyler is sleeping in his swing, while I watch Handy Manny. I hate to admit that I love this show. Being bilingual and speaking spanish I guess it's inevitable. I also find it funny that Manny's voice is Wilmer Valdarama (Fez from That 70's Show). Hop up jump in, come on let's go, hop up jump in si vamanos. Skyler let out his first full belly laugh the other day, it was the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life. I seriously got so excited. He laughed for me! SO cute, can't get over it. Oh and he saw the pediatrician for the first time, my little porker is 12 pounds! Which means he is now officially 3 times his birth weight. The pediatrician said we should start him on solids next month, he needs the iron from the cereal. It's going to be so much fun.
So one appointment down for the day and 4 to go. Yes Friday is my "day off" which in my life entails about 5 appointments. So much fun! Okay I'm off to get ready for appoinmtment number 2. Much love to everyone in my blogosphere.